Thursday, 23 April 2015

Book Review - Girls on Tour by Nicola Doherty

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Title: Girls on Tour
Author: Nicola Doherty
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Headline
Publication Date: 23rd April 2015
Rating: 5 Stars

Four girls. One year.

Five fabulous destinations.

Poppy is bound for Paris, the City of Love. Could this be her chance to end her epic dry spell?

Lily is en route to her cousin's wedding in LA, where she's willing to break a few rules to land her dream role.

Maggie can't wait for her romantic ski holiday in Meribel - until it goes seriously off-piste.

Rachel packs for a glamorous Roman holiday, but a blast from the past is about to sabotage la dolce vita.

The girls get together and fly to Manhattan. But someone's been hiding a big secret in the Big Apple...

Hilarious, romantic and unputdownable, Girls on Tour is an irresistible series of interlinked stories about four ordinary girls who have extraordinary fun in faraway places. Follow them in an unforgettable year that includes breaking up, making up, new jobs and some big surprises ...

This is the ultimate feel good, light hearted chick lit book. Friendships, relationships, glorious destinations and lots of fun. 

We meet Poppy, who is on her way to Paris to try and land a new deal for the publisher she works for. She has to take her colleague Charlie, who is younger than her and incredibly flirty. 

Then there is Lily, an aspiring actress that is heading to LA for her cousin Alice's wedding, and is asked to help with last minute bridesmaid duties. Poppy is best friends with Alice and also a bridesmaid too.  Alice's fiancĂ©e is a casting agent, and Lily is desperate to get him to help, for her stalled acting career. However things don't always turn out like you would expect.

Maggie is best friends with Lily, and is off to Meribel, with her boyfriend Leo, for a few days skiing, and romance. It is a group holiday, with two other couples plus a single girl, Jenny. Watch out in this section for the incredibly sexy ski-instructor.

Rachel, who met Maggie in Meribel, after her boyfriend has to attend a conference on Valentines weekend, decides she will have a weekend break in Rome, along with Maggie and Lily. This trip secures their friendships, and you see just how different the girls approaches to holiday are.

I will admit I was a bit worried as to how five previously released novellas would be combined and work as one full feature length book, but I needn't have. The transitions from each story were incredibly smooth, and the girls stories do interlink very well.

The sections of emails between Maggie and Lily are a great touch, and help move the story along and give you more info about both those characters and their friendship, in a very easy to follow way.

In all the destinations the girls go to, there are gorgeous men, hilarious situations and an all round feeling of fun. There is such a lively tone to the whole book, that I kept looking forward to having time to pick it up to continue reading, as I was enjoying it so much.

Girls on Tour is out today

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